• whole wheat bread styled with sunflowers

    Easy Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

    October 27, 2023marissajmakes

    Making bread is one of my absolute favorite things in the world. I got my start in baking through sourdough, and just took off from there. I’m at the point now where I very rarely buy bread, because I’m baking it so often. But as wonderful as it is to enjoy a loaf of freshly baked…

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  • Skillet cornbread styled with tomatoes, peppers, and tomato pepper jam

    Skillet Cornbread with Tomato Pepper Jam

    October 27, 2023marissajmakes

    Every summer I’m absolutely entranced by all the colors of tomatoes and peppers that pop up at the markets. Here in Los Angeles, we’re lucky that nightshade season bleeds well into Autumn, so we can enjoy these beauties for some extra time during the year. This skillet cornbread with tomato pepper jam recipe is a celebration…

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  • corn and potato chowder topped with green onions and bacon. A hand sprinkles green onions on top of the soups that are styled in small soup mugs with mini handles.

    Corn and Potato Chowder

    September 12, 2023marissajmakes

    I love soups, especially hearty chowders. This corn and potato chowder is a take on a true classic: with bacon, potatoes, and fresh summer corn, you really can’t go wrong! The mix of ancho chili pepper and cayenne also brings a beautiful complexity and depth to the flavor. This corn and potato chowder is very hearty…

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  • roast chicken with potatoes, styled on a wooden table with lavender, onions, lemons and potatoes surrounding.

    Roast Chicken with Lavender and Honey

    September 11, 2023marissajmakes

    There are few things I love more than a roast chicken. Something about this simple, yet hearty meal is so comforting, and is so easy to adapt to seasonal ingredients. This roast chicken with lavender and honey has the most perfectly sticky-sweet and salty flavor, and creates the most delicious pan sauce and gravy for the…

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  • Dill pickles and pickled peppers in a jar, styled with cucumbers and peppers in the process of being sliced for pickling

    Easy Refrigerator Pickles

    August 27, 2023marissajmakes

    Everyone has that friend that always wants the leftover pickle that their non-pickle loving friends discard when eating out. It’s me, I’m the pickle friend. I’ve always loved pickles since I was a kid. I’ve always been enamored with the salty, briny flavor, and would often get the huge 99¢ pickles from the big jar at…

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